“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Contemplative Psychology: A Meeting of Western Psychology and Buddhism

with Dr. William Auerbach

July 7th—July 28th

In this four-week workshop, Bill Auerbach, PhD, gives new meaning to the emotional and cognitive changes that take place on the spiritual path. Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully: Digital Detox Day (Nyinthün)

with David Fraioli

July 9th

Disconnect from devices and reconnect with meditation practice! This urban retreat from the Learn to Live Mindfully series follows the format of a traditional day of open meditation practice, known as a Nyinthün. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

July 15th—July 17th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (Bring a Friend and Pay Half Price)

with Dr. Shanté Smalls & Una Chung

July 20th—August 17th

Learn how to cultivate strength, stability, and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 19th—August 26th

Acharya Daniel Hessey leads our renowned week-long meditation retreat designed to give New Yorkers of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

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